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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cottage  \Cot"tage\  (k?t"t?j;  48),  n.  [From  {Cot}  a  cottage.] 
  A  small  house;  a  cot;  a  hut. 
 
  Note:  The  term  was  formerly  limited  to  a  habitation  for  the 
  poor,  but  is  now  applied  to  any  small  tasteful 
  dwelling;  and  at  places  of  summer  resort,  to  any 
  residence  or  lodging  house  of  rustic  architecture, 
  irrespective  of  size. 
 
  {Cottage  allotment}.  See  under  {Alloment}.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Cottage  cheese},  the  thick  part  of  clabbered  milk  strained, 
  salted,  and  pressed  into  a  ball. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cottage 
  n  :  a  small  one-storied  house  [syn:  {bungalow}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cottage 
  (1.)  A  booth  in  a  vineyard  (Isa.  1:8);  a  temporary  shed  covered 
  with  leaves  or  straw  to  shelter  the  watchman  that  kept  the 
  garden.  These  were  slight  fabrics,  and  were  removed  when  no 
  longer  needed,  or  were  left  to  be  blown  down  in  winter  (Job 
  27:18). 
 
  (2.)  A  lodging-place  (rendered  lodge"  in  Isa.  1:8);  a 
  slighter  structure  than  the  "booth,"  as  the  cucumber  patch  is 
  more  temporary  than  a  vineyard  (Isa.  24:20).  It  denotes  a  frail 
  structure  of  boughs  supported  on  a  few  poles,  which  is  still  in 
  use  in  the  East,  or  a  hammock  suspended  between  trees,  in  which 
  the  watchman  was  accustomed  to  sleep  during  summer. 
 
  (3.)  In  Zeph.  2:6  it  is  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  _keroth_, 
  which  some  suppose  to  denote  rather  pits"  (R.V.  marg.,  "caves") 
  or  "wells  of  water,"  such  as  shepherds  would  sink. 
 




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